AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. John Baldacci was among the well-wishers who gave Julia Clukey a farewell send-off ahead of her departure for Europe in preparation for the upcoming Winter Olympics.
The 24-year-old Clukey, a member of the USA Olympic Luge Team, was given the send-off Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in her hometown of Augusta.
Clukey was heading to Europe on Sunday for four World Cup luge races ahead of February’s Olympic games in Vancouver, British Columbia. Clukey was named to the U.S. team earlier this month.